Summer Beach

Smiling, laughing in the sun,
Birds calling, wheeling, in the golden air.
My brother, tossing his head back,
Throws sand into the air like confetti
Raining down upon him like it was New Year's Eve.
A dolphin, curving, smooth, and gentle,
Leaps from the water like a cork from champagne
As it chatters it's famous cry.
The warm sand slides between my toes, rubbing, flaking.
Skin comes off in dry little scales,
Like snakes when the shed their skin.
I lay back, relishing the warming sun,
Knowing soon it will be cast away,
Like it always is,
Without a word,
By Summer's horrid sister,
Winter.